Today in Religion – Expelled Jews


In 1744, Austrian forces pillaged and killed the Jews of Prague.

The history of the Jews has been filled with violence purported on them. 1744 in Austria was another one of those times. At this time, Maria Theresa ruled. Biased against the Jews, she ordered them expelled in 1744. After much convincing, five years’ worth, she pushed back the edict for 3 million florins a year. At today’s prices, she asked for a payment of over 1.5 million US dollars annually. Eventually, the matter was dropped.

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